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UPDATE on road conditions -15 Nov 5.55PM

UPDATE 5.55PM

We’ve just heard from the NZTA that SH1 between Mackays Crossing and Steyne Avenue, Plimmerton now has a single northbound lane open. As there is still surface flooding, motorists should exercise caution and drive to the conditions, watching speeds and following distances. Motorists should expect significant delays as there is a backlog of traffic to clear. The road remains closed to southbound traffic.

The following roads remain closed due to flooding and slips:

• SH58 from Paremata to Haywards Interchange at SH2 is closed and expected to remain closed overnight

• Greys Road is closed

• Paekakariki Hill Road is currently closed

• Toroa Road, Otaihanga is closed due to flooding.

Note that:

• Akatarawa Hill is open

• SH2 has two lanes now open between Ngauranga and Petone, with speed restrictions in place. There are significant backlogs and congestion on this route.Two lanes are now open northbound and southbound on State Highway 2 between Ngauranga and Petone, with speed restrictions. There are significant backlogs and congestion on this route and do advise to delay travel. Two lanes are now open northbound and southbound on State Highway 2 between Ngauranga and Petone, with speed restrictions. There are significant backlogs and congestion on this route and do advise to delay travel.

Remember that if road closures and train cancellations have disrupted your travel plans and left you stranded in Kāpiti:

• please look to friends and family for support in the first instance or contact local accommodation providers

• If you don’t have any local support Council and the Red Cross have opened a drop-in centre at the KāpitiCommunity Centre at Ngahina St, Paraparaumu where you can have a cup of tea and find out the latest information and make further plans.

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